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Tam McArthur Rim

Observation Date/Time:
Tue, Nov 24, 2020 - 3:57 PM
Reporter(s):
Bateman, Mandell
Location/Elevation:
Tam Rim Area / 7000'
Report Type:
Snow Conditions  
Travel Mode:
Snowmobile   Ski or Snowboard  
Temperature:
32°C
Sky Conditions:
Sky Clear (<1/8)
Precip Type/Intensity:
No Precipitation

Written Report:
Blue Bird and stable out at Tam Rim today. My partner and observed a stable and mostly uniform snowpack on North and East aspects at around 7000 to 8000 feet that allowed for safe skiing in avalanche terrain.

While stable, the skiing left something to be desired due to the fact that there was widespread windboard on almost all unsheltered aspects and most notably on the north to east-facing slopes.

The wind effect did not form anything more than a 2-inch breakable crust but It will be a layer I watch for in the alpine as the new snow falls throughout the day tomorrow.

No red flags were observed.

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